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What’s better than a strawberry frosted pop tart? A GIANT frosted strawberry pop tart AKA a mega sized homemade version of your favorite packaged Pop Tart!
Giant Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart
Growing up, I LOVED starting my day off with a foil packet of Pop Tarts. I enjoy every flavor: cinnamon sugar, s’mores, blueberry, hot fudge sundae…they’re all impeccable. But the best of all? Frosted strawberry. And the only thing better than a frosted strawberry pop tart is a GIANT one. Made with a buttery, flaky dough, perfectly sweet strawberry jam and sweet vanilla glaze, this is a breakfast treat of epic proportions.
What is a giant frosted pop tart
This super sized version of your favorite nostalgic breakfast pastry (unless you’re a toaster strudel girl…in which case, I respect you, but I can’t help you) is so much less work to make than individual homemade pop tarts and is every bit as delicious. Plus it’s just fun. It’s the perfect treat to whip up for a special holiday breakfast or a festive weekend brunch.
What do you need to make a giant pop tart?
The lovely thing about this giant pop tart is that you’ll only need a few simple ingredients to whip it up. It feels like a special breakfast treat, but takes a fraction of the time of making homemade cinnamon rolls and requires way less hands on time than pancakes. Plus, it’s just fun. Here’s your shopping list:
Pie Crust: To make things super simple, you can grab a premade pie crust at the store, or you can make your own (we highly recommend it!), with our step by step homemade pie crust recipe! If you do choose to make your own, you’ll need flour, sugar, butter, and water, which you probably already have on hand!
Strawberry Jam: The quality of your strawberry jam will make or break your pop tart, so make sure you get a good one. We love Bonne Maman, but any high quality jam will do. Look for jams with only a few ingredients (fruit, sugar, lemon, and fruit pectin, and no unpronounceable ingredient).
Powdered Sugar: For the icing you’ll need powdered sugar to both thicken and sweeten the frosting.
Milk: A few tablespoons of milk will give your icing the perfect consistency.
Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla extract will make your pop tart taste ~gourmet~ or at least a little more refined than the package version.
Sprinkles: You don’t have to top your giant pop tart off with sprinkles, but it certainly make it more fun to eat.
Don’t worry if you’re not a strawberry fan. You can fill this huge pop tart with whatever filling you want! You can easily swap out the strawberry jam for a different fruit (we love apricot if you’re looking for a more refined flavor), Nutella, peanut butter, or really any spread. The world is your oyster.
How to serve your giant strawberry pop tart
This big ol’ pop tart is essentially a hand pie so it will be a little flaky to cut up. Use a thin, sharp knife to cut the giant pop tart into 8 large pieces (they’ll be about the size of a normal pop tart), or 16 smaller ones! I like to slice it up so that every piece has a bit of crust on it to stabilize it.
Why have a regular pop-tart when you can have a giant one?
Roll out half of your pie dough on a well-floured surface. Roll dough into a roughly 12″ x 8″ rectangle using a sharp knife. Carefully roll the dough back around your rolling pin and roll out onto your prepared baking sheet.
Whisk a large egg with 2 tablespoons of water. Use a pastry brush to brush the outside inch of dough on the baking sheet. Spread the strawberry jam in the center of the bottom crust, leaving about a 1 inch border on all sides.
Roll out the second pie crust to the same size as the first one and carefully place the second piece of dough over the first, using your fingers to slightly push dough together around the edges. Use a large fork to make indents along the border of the pop tart, then poke fork lightly in the center of the pop tart to allow air to escape.
Brush the whole top of the pop tart with the remaining egg wash if using. This step isn’t necessary, but will give your pop tart a nice shine.
Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, until the dough is light golden brown. Allow to cool while you make the glaze.
To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and use a whisk to mix together until smooth and homogenous.
Spoon the glaze evenly over the cooled pop tart (it’s okay if it’s still a little warm!) and top with sprinkles! Use a sharp, thin knife to cut into 8 equal size pieces. Enjoy!
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You can easily make this recipe vegan by using a vegan pie crust and omitting the egg wash.